Is Bully Ray under rated?

Discussion in 'TNA iMPACT! (2011-2015)' started by seabs, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. We all know he's a god on the mic but his ring work seems to be slightly underrated from what I've seen, he's no A double who'll pull out a five star match with a broomstick but if you expect a good old fashioned brawl with a heel who'll use his character interaction to a tee not many seem to be better IMO.

    Notable matches include

    vs Aries Sacrifce 2012



    Vs AJ Style Slammiversary 2011





    Vs Abyss Genesis 2011



    So do you find it to be an underrated aspect of Ray's performance that he can bust out a bloody good enjoyable match?
     
  2. He's the whole package, and he can't be praised enough.
     
  3. He was for sure underrated in the WWE. I think he was always a main event material (and we can see it in TNA), but the WWE mostly wasted him in tag team matches and hardcore matches.
     
  4. He's evolved into arguably the best talker in the business. My favourite overall to watch right now. Love Aries and Roode, but Bully is fucking mesmerizing.
     
  5. I don't think he was wasted at all, just not used to his full potential. Maybe he didn't have the confidence back then like he does now, I don't know.
     
  6. That is likely the case. Both Devon and Bully have stated that when WWE split them up they felt uncomfortable and not ready as singles wrestlers. So lack of confidence could very well be why it didn't work out for him as a singles guy in the WWE.
     
  7. When you hear "Bully Ray as a good worker", you just shrug your shoulders, right?

    Well, how many MOTYC's and other great matches has he had? How many times has his matches stolen the show on Impact?

    Dude knows how to work a crowd and how to make a match entertaining.
     
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  8. Exactly, this seems to show how overlooked character intergration is in your matches. It's never really used but when it does it improves the worker 10 fold.
     
  9. The way I see it is that he's great/awesome in both segments, mic and in ring. In ring is more than just tehnical ability and grappling, just take a look at the Austin Aries match in the OP.

    So yeah, I find him unnderrated in ring, but that isn't relevant since most of those who say he isn't something in ring are ROHbots and/or serious wrestling 101 jerkoffs. I laugh at those kinda comments. they don't bother me.
     
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  10. That match against Styles... First match I watch in TNA and from then I have been watching TNA.
     
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  11. That was a classic matchup. One of the (and this is not the freakin overstatements) most violent and physical matches I've ever witnessed.